#Asaba2018: Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Did Not Collapse-DTSG
The Delta State Government has asked Nigerians, especially Deltans, to disregard online reports that Stephen Keshi Stadium, venue of the ongoing African Athletics Championship in Asaba, collapsed on Thursday.
According to the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, contrary to the alarming report currently making waves, it was the water tank beside the swimming pool inside the stadium, which is a distance from the main bowl, which gave way.
The Commissioner for Information expressed surprise that any sane person can write that the stadium collapsed whereas the venue was full to capacity and all activities for the day went on to be successfully completed.
Mr. Ukah cautioned those involved in writing falsehood to desist from such acts as it is capable of inciting panic among the citizens.
He assured that the championship is continuing as scheduled and advised sports loving Deltans to come out in their numbers as they have been doing since the fiesta began and savor the remaining days of the competition.
The Commissioner stated that all relevant government agencies have long mobilised to the location to make alternative arrangements to ensure continued supply of water to the various service points and needs in the stadium premises.